Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
July 13, 2018
Monthly salary $4833+ dependin
The Institute for Fusion Studies in the physics department at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to pursue theoretical and computational studies of plasma turbulence in the tokamak edge. The position will entail application of the gyrokinetic GENE code to understanding the physics of pedestal turbulence. Responsibilities will include comparisons between simulation and experiment, and development of the GENE code to expand its edge-modeling capabilities. Candidates must possess a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline. Experience in plasma physics, magnetic confinement fusion, and tokamak edge turbulence is desired, as is expertise in high performance computing. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position will provide support for a minimum of one year with extension based on performance and availability of funding.
PhD in physics or a closely related discipline
About Institute for Fusion Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
The Institute for Fusion Studies (IFS) is a national center for research in plasma physics and fusion energy science. Its primary mission is to contribute to the understanding of phenomena important to fusion and other plasma physics-related areas, by performing fundamental research of originality and rigor. Emphasis is placed on tackling scientific issues of long-range significance and exchanging knowledge with other academic fields.
The research being pursued in the theory group is diverse, including plasma turbulence, transport theory, kinetic theory, numerical simulations, plasma-boundary interaction, stability theory, and nonlinear plasma dynamics. Much of this work is interdisciplinary, involving such neighboring fields of research as fluid dynamics, geophysics, high energy density physics, nonlinear dynamics, statistical mechanics, accelerator physics, complexity theory, astrophysics, and space physics.
IFS currently employees approximately 30 employees. Prospective employee benefits: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective